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Gretchen Mork


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Gretchen Mork, author of smooth start phonics, has been teaching reading for forty years, mainly as a volunteer working with the most needy children. She has two grown children and a 14-year-old daughter who has been homeschooled for four years. Gretchen lives with her husband, Fred, in a rural area east of San Francisco. You can find out more by writing to her at 1040 Garcia Ranch Road, Martinez, CA 94553.


Homeschooling Articles by Gretchen Mork

Homeschooling: A Boon for Crack Babies? A true story about how homeschooling approaches are helping three children in Northern California.

Time4Learning University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Benefits of Debate

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The History of Public Education

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

University Model Schools

Combining Work and Homeschool

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

A Reason for Reading

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Character Matters for Kids

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Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

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I Was an Accelerated Child

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Classical Education

Teaching Blends

AP Courses At Home

Montessori Math

What We Can Learn from the Homeschooled 2002 National Geography Bee Winners

The Charlotte Mason Method

Critical Thinking and Logic

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Myth of the Teenager

Bears in the House

The Gift of a Mentor

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

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Discover Your Child's Learning Style

How to Win the Geography Bee

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

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